Boy, 11, ejected from car, survives

Published 2:39 pm Tuesday, June 26, 2018

An 11-year-old boy who was not wearing a seat belt was ejected from a car during a crash on Sunday did not suffer serious injuries.

The accident happened around 6:30 p.m. in the 3400 block of Gulfway Drive when a 2006 Mazda with the child passenger was traveling eastbound and had stopped for oncoming traffic to turn into the H.E.B. parking lot. The car was “t-boned” by a 2008 Infinity and the boy ejected from the vehicle and sustained a head injury, according to information from the Port Arthur Police Department.

Air Rescue was called and landed in the nearby baseball field and brought the child to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont where he was kept overnight for observation with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

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PAPD’s Advanced Accident Reconstruction Team worked the scene and the criminal investigations division is actively working the case. As of Tuesday no citations had been issued.